A situation where a person (called the conservator) is appointed to manage the affairs of another person, who a court ruled is unable to make decisions themselves.

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You may want to bring in someone in the role as conservatorship if you think you really need help on a project.

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The conservatorship was especially optimal because the individual in question was unwilling or unable to make the decision for himself.

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After my mother suffered a stroke, the court appointed my brother to assume a conservatorship over her to manage her affairs while she received treatment.

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